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90% of world’s population now covered by a mobile network -ITU

23 Jun

The number of fixed telephone lines worldwide continues to drop – but the drop has been massively more than compensated for by the growth in mobile. • There were around 57 million fewer fixed telephone lines at the end of 2009 than there were at the end of 2006. • There were 1.9 billion net additional mobile cellular subscriptions globally between the end of 2006 and 2009. Continue reading

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Mobile Money on Splash in Sierra Leone

8 Oct

water-world-splash-cashThe launch of Splash, a text-message-based mobile money service, makes Sierra Leone the latest African country to deploy a mobile payment system. The launch of Splash, a text-message-based mobile money service, makes Sierra Leone the latest African country to deploy a mobile payment system. The service, launched earlier this month in Freetown, will be provided through a partnership among local bank Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) and the two telecom companies that have the widest reach in the country — Zain and Africell, which recently acquired Tigo. Continue reading

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